Department of English

Michele Cheung

Adjunct Faculty of English
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Office Location

200 Bailey Hall, Gorham



Academic Degrees

  • B.A., Medieval Studies, SUNY Empire State College at Cornell University


Michele Cheung, M.A., is an adjunct instructor of Creative Writing at the USM, where she
has taught writing and literature courses for nearly twenty years, as well as at the
University of New England, Southern Maine Community College and the Maine College of
Art. She received her MA from Harvard University in Celtic Languages and Literatures and
her BA from SUNY Empire State College at Cornell University in Medieval Studies. She
directs the Southworth Planetarium's prose and poetry reading programs that provide a
performance venue for USM and community writers, including the popular Night of Eire
and conducts writing workshops in the local community. She has been the president of the
Part-Time Faculty Association, the University of Maine System's adjunct faculty union,
since 2014. Her background includes independent journalism, activism and writing to
expand human liberation.